17 Rem Fireball Load Data Now Available
Hodgdon powder has recently updated its interactive Reloading Data Center to include load information for the new 17 Remington Fireball. Introduced earlier this year, the 17 Fireball is based on a .221 Fireball necked down to 17 caliber. It is similar to the 17 Mach IV wildcat, but case dimensions aren’t identical. Kurt Nelson of Redding Reloading explains: “Headspace and the shoulder/neck geometry are different–plus there are variations of the 17 Mach 4 out there.” Hodgdon’s Data Center provides loads for 20-35 grain varmint bullets, with velocities up to 3758 fps. Powders include Benchmark, H332, H335, H4198, and IMR 4198.